According to Google, verbose means:
using or expressed in more words than are needed.
From that definition, I understand that verbose generally means "producing a lot of output." The word I'm looking for is something that more closely fits "requiring a lot of input."
Using programming languages, I could say that "Java is a very verbose programming language," intending to mean that Java requires a lot more programming than, say, Python to perform the same operation. However, saying that Java is very verbose is really saying that Java tends to produce a lot of output, not require a lot of input.
Is there a word that describes this definition
requiring more input/feedback than is thought to be necessary (esp. in comparison to something else)
that would fit in the following sentence
While Python allows a programmer to write short, concise programs, Java is very ____.